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Here's my review of my medical examination at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Calcutta near Salt Lake.

Hopefully this will help someone in the future.

I called the number listed on the Consulate's website after my interview appointment was set by NVC.

I was asked to bring my original passport, photocopy of my passport, the interview letter, 2 pictures and medical records.

I reached at 11 AM on 04/05. You have to go to the Main Hospital building. After the initial signing up, you have to pay 1450/- for the US visa medical charges. Then you have to get your bloodwork done, get a chest X-ray and your sputum tested. The tests didn't take longer than fifteen minutes but since it's an extremely busy hospital there was a lot of waiting around. So bring your iPod or a magazine to flip through. The food and coffee at the cafe is decent. I was out by 1PM.

I had to return again on the 9th morning for my physical. We had to wait around again while the doctor finished his rounds. The doctor will ask you about your medical history, check your height, weight, eyesight, reflexes, etc. and conduct a full physical examination. I lost my baby card (vaccination records) so I had taken a note from my pediatrician stating I had had all the required vaccinations. However, that was not good enough. So I had to take three vaccinations (DPT, MMR and Varicella even though I had chicken pox when I was ten) and the total cost was around 1700/- The rest of the vaccinations were marked as Not Age Appropriate and I was told that a titre test was unnecessary and expensive.

After the vaccinations were administered by a nurse, we had wait an hour or so before picking up my sealed medical reports and the X-ray plates.

Overall, it went off decently. The staff are pleasant and courteous. However, it is ridiculously busy. I spent most of my time waiting around which was annoying. It was nearly 3PM by the time I got out.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Tip: On the day of the medical/physical, wear loose fitting clothes.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Here's my review of my medical examination at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Calcutta near Salt Lake.

Hopefully this will help someone in the future.

I called the number listed on the Consulate's website after my interview appointment was set by NVC.

I was asked to bring my original passport, photocopy of my passport, the interview letter, 2 pictures and medical records.

I reached at 11 AM on 04/05. You have to go to the Main Hospital building. After the initial signing up, you have to pay 1450/- for the US visa medical charges. Then you have to get your bloodwork done, get a chest X-ray and your sputum tested. The tests didn't take longer than fifteen minutes but since it's an extremely busy hospital there was a lot of waiting around. So bring your iPod or a magazine to flip through. The food and coffee at the cafe is decent. I was out by 1PM.

I had to return again on the 9th morning for my physical. We had to wait around again while the doctor finished his rounds. The doctor will ask you about your medical history, check your height, weight, eyesight, reflexes, etc. and conduct a full physical examination. I lost my baby card (vaccination records) so I had taken a note from my pediatrician stating I had had all the required vaccinations. However, that was not good enough. So I had to take three vaccinations (DPT, MMR and Varicella even though I had chicken pox when I was ten) and the total cost was around 1700/- The rest of the vaccinations were marked as Not Age Appropriate and I was told that a titre test was unnecessary and expensive.

After the vaccinations were administered by a nurse, we had wait an hour or so before picking up my sealed medical reports and the X-ray plates.

Overall, it went off decently. The staff are pleasant and courteous. However, it is ridiculously busy. I spent most of my time waiting around which was annoying. It was nearly 3PM by the time I got out.

Awesome Job Sachinky!! :thumbs:

I would second everything she just said.It is a good hospital,staff are very professional and courteous.They know what they are doing.


K-1 Visa

11/03/09:I-129F sent to VSC

11/06/09:NOA1

03/02/10:NOA2 !!!

05/24/10:Interview!!-Approved!

POE: 28th June

AOS

07/20/2010: AOS sent

07/21/2010: Received at Chicago Lockbox

07/27/2010:text and email notifications received,cheque cashed!

07/30/2010:NOA1 received for EAD

08/02/2010:NOA1s for AOS/AP received

08/11/2010: AP touched

08/18/2010:I-485 transferred to CSC

08/19/2010:I-485 touched, 08/24: I-485 physically in CSC now,08/25 :I-485 touched

08/27/2010:put in service request with USCIS for Biometrics letter

09/08/2010:AP approved and EAD touched

09/11/2010:AP and EAD touched

09/14/2010:Biometrics walk-in successful (10/01/2010:Original biometrics appt)

09/13/2010:AP last touched

09/14/2010:EAD card production ordered and AOS touched

09/15/2010:EAD and AOS touched

09/20/2010:Received AP in the mail

09/24/2010:EAD in mail

10/13/2010:GC card production ordered

10/14 and 10/15: AOS touched

10/20/2010: GC received- Done with USCIS till June,2012

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This is definitely helpful..... Thanks.

Edited by vivekjay

02-09-2007 : Marriage

I-130 Stage (Filed while I was on Green card)

California Service Center

06-11-2007 : I-130 Sent

08-04-2009 : I-130 Approved

NVC Stage

09-04-2009 : NVC Received

09-08-2009 : NVC case# assigned (Waiting game begins to Upgrade my case to IR-1)

01-22-2010 : Became U.S. citizen (Sent request to upgrade petition from F2A to IR-1 catagory)

02-17-2010 : Case finally upgraded to IR-1

03-20-2010 : Case complete

04-12-2010 : Receiced interview notice.

Chennai Consulate Stage

05-01-2010: Medical

05-04-2010: Interview Approved!!!!!!

05-21-2010: POE at San Francisco

06-21-2010: Received GC in mail

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Hello Sanchinky,

You have been very helpful to others, so thanks a lot. My wife case is similar to yours. She lives in Assam and her CR1 interview is already scheduled on Sept 9 in Mumbai. So the nearest places for medical and vfs are in Kolkata. Ideally, she should be able to fly to Kolkata and stay there for couple of days and further get her medicals from Apollo Gleneagles and submit it to VFS over there. My questions are

1. Is it really 3 days for medical in Kolkata? Other approved hospitals in other cities seem to finish medicals in one day.

2. Even though my wife is a doctor, however she does not have any vaccination card information in her possession. Would it amount to longer time?

3. Does medical in Apollo GlenEagles take place in main hospital or at 58 Canal Circular Road (as described in Mumbai embassy site). Google map shows this address aways from the main hospital.

4. How much time VFS Kolkatta can take? (Its important as she might have to take flight back in the after noon)

I have to make my wife's flight and hotel arrangements, so it would really help if you or any one else can answer?

Thanks in advance.

Sandeep

Here's my review of my medical examination at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Calcutta near Salt Lake.

Hopefully this will help someone in the future.

I called the number listed on the Consulate's website after my interview appointment was set by NVC.

I was asked to bring my original passport, photocopy of my passport, the interview letter, 2 pictures and medical records.

I reached at 11 AM on 04/05. You have to go to the Main Hospital building. After the initial signing up, you have to pay 1450/- for the US visa medical charges. Then you have to get your bloodwork done, get a chest X-ray and your sputum tested. The tests didn't take longer than fifteen minutes but since it's an extremely busy hospital there was a lot of waiting around. So bring your iPod or a magazine to flip through. The food and coffee at the cafe is decent. I was out by 1PM.

I had to return again on the 9th morning for my physical. We had to wait around again while the doctor finished his rounds. The doctor will ask you about your medical history, check your height, weight, eyesight, reflexes, etc. and conduct a full physical examination. I lost my baby card (vaccination records) so I had taken a note from my pediatrician stating I had had all the required vaccinations. However, that was not good enough. So I had to take three vaccinations (DPT, MMR and Varicella even though I had chicken pox when I was ten) and the total cost was around 1700/- The rest of the vaccinations were marked as Not Age Appropriate and I was told that a titre test was unnecessary and expensive.

After the vaccinations were administered by a nurse, we had wait an hour or so before picking up my sealed medical reports and the X-ray plates.

Overall, it went off decently. The staff are pleasant and courteous. However, it is ridiculously busy. I spent most of my time waiting around which was annoying. It was nearly 3PM by the time I got out.


CR-1/IR-1 spouse visa

-------------------------------------------------------

01-16-2011 : Marriage in Assam India

02-05-2011 : Ovenight I-130 package to Texas office for Vermont Center

02-07-2011 : USCIS released EAC #

04-18-2011 : Travelled to India to meet her again

05-18-2011: RFE letter by USCIS

05-20-2011: RFE submitted to USCIS by Overnight mail

06-18-2011: USCIS approval

06-25-2011: NVC released case #

06-30-2011: AOS bill released and paid

07-03-2011: Packet IV bill released and paid

07-11-2011: Overnight AOS package to NVC

07-21-2011: Overnight Packet IV package to NVC

08-01-2011: Interview schedule for Sept 9 at Mumbai

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1. Two days for the medical stuff and I picked up the report on the third day, I think.

2. No. They'll take care of it.

3. It was somewhere in Salt Lake.

4. VFS took an hour or two, I think.

Sorry for the late reply, I just saw your questions.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Thanks a bunch. My wife is already here in USA now.

1. Two days for the medical stuff and I picked up the report on the third day, I think.

2. No. They'll take care of it.

3. It was somewhere in Salt Lake.

4. VFS took an hour or two, I think.

Sorry for the late reply, I just saw your questions.


CR-1/IR-1 spouse visa

-------------------------------------------------------

01-16-2011 : Marriage in Assam India

02-05-2011 : Ovenight I-130 package to Texas office for Vermont Center

02-07-2011 : USCIS released EAC #

04-18-2011 : Travelled to India to meet her again

05-18-2011: RFE letter by USCIS

05-20-2011: RFE submitted to USCIS by Overnight mail

06-18-2011: USCIS approval

06-25-2011: NVC released case #

06-30-2011: AOS bill released and paid

07-03-2011: Packet IV bill released and paid

07-11-2011: Overnight AOS package to NVC

07-21-2011: Overnight Packet IV package to NVC

08-01-2011: Interview schedule for Sept 9 at Mumbai

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Great news and congratulations! :thumbs:


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Here's my review of my medical examination at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Calcutta near Salt Lake.

Hopefully this will help someone in the future.

I called the number listed on the Consulate's website after my interview appointment was set by NVC.

I was asked to bring my original passport, photocopy of my passport, the interview letter, 2 pictures and medical records.

I reached at 11 AM on 04/05. You have to go to the Main Hospital building. After the initial signing up, you have to pay 1450/- for the US visa medical charges. Then you have to get your bloodwork done, get a chest X-ray and your sputum tested. The tests didn't take longer than fifteen minutes but since it's an extremely busy hospital there was a lot of waiting around. So bring your iPod or a magazine to flip through. The food and coffee at the cafe is decent. I was out by 1PM.

I had to return again on the 9th morning for my physical. We had to wait around again while the doctor finished his rounds. The doctor will ask you about your medical history, check your height, weight, eyesight, reflexes, etc. and conduct a full physical examination. I lost my baby card (vaccination records) so I had taken a note from my pediatrician stating I had had all the required vaccinations. However, that was not good enough. So I had to take three vaccinations (DPT, MMR and Varicella even though I had chicken pox when I was ten) and the total cost was around 1700/- The rest of the vaccinations were marked as Not Age Appropriate and I was told that a titre test was unnecessary and expensive.

After the vaccinations were administered by a nurse, we had wait an hour or so before picking up my sealed medical reports and the X-ray plates.

Overall, it went off decently. The staff are pleasant and courteous. However, it is ridiculously busy. I spent most of my time waiting around which was annoying. It was nearly 3PM by the time I got out.

Hi,

Thanks for the information. Just wondering is it in Canal Circular Road as my medical is on November 6, 2012?

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